Week 13: Assessing GG
Recommended: Dingwerth, Klaus, and Philipp Pattberg. “Global Governance as a Perspective on World Politics.” Global Governance 12, no. 2 (2006): 185-203. Rosenau, James N. “Governance in the Twenty-First Century.” Global Governance 1 (1995): 13. Stoker, G. “Governance as Theory: Five Propositions.” International Social Science Journal 50, no. 155 (1998):...
Symposium: Interrogating the Use of Norms in International Relations International Studies Perspectives, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2012
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Week 12: Global Security Assemblages
Wednesday, May 2 Abrahamsen, Rita, and Michael C. Williams. 2009. “Security Beyond the State: Global Security Assemblages in International Politics.” International Political Sociology 3(1): 1-17. Leander, Anna. 2005. “The Power to Construct International Security: On the Significance of Private Military Companies.” Millennium 33(3):803-825. Recommended Aradau, Claudia...
Week 11: Global Governmentality
Wednesday, April 25 Larner, Wendy and William Walters, eds. 2004. Global Governmentality: Governing International Spaces. Routledge, pp 1-20. Lipschutz, Ronnie. 2005. “Power, Politics and Global Civil Society.” Millennium 35(3):747-769. Kinsella, Helen. 2005. “Securing the Civilian: Sex and Gender in the Laws of War.” In Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall, eds. Power in Global Governance....
Week 9: World Systems Theory
Wednesday, April 11 Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly Silver. 1999. Chaos and Governance in the World System. University of Minnesota Press. Arrighi, Giovanni. 2005. “Global Governance and Hegemony in the Modern World System.” Ba and Hoffmann, pp 57-71. Recommended Sassen, Saska. 1991. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Week 10: Critical Global Political Economy (GPE)
Wednesday, April 18 • Peterson, V. Spike. 2003. Critical Rewriting of the Global Political Economy. Routledge.
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My Favorite ISA Panels
Storytelling as Political: The Ethics of Personal Narratives Shapiro, Michael (Chair) Wibben, Annick (Discussant) Slack: A Troublesome Gift: Hospitality, Narration, and Scenes of Address in Contemporary Anti-Slavery Campaigns Daigle: Writing ‘Prostitute’ Lives: Researching Dissident Sexualities in Contemporary Cuba Doty: Writing from the Edge Crane-Seeber: Soldiers as Patriotic...
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Immanuel Wallterstein, “The Inter-State Structure of the Modern World-System,” in Linklater, International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Vol. IV, pp. 1361-78. Andre Gunder Frank, “The Development of Underdevelopment,” in Linklater, International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science, Vol. III, pp. 1149-59. Fred Halliday, “A Necessary Encounter: Historical...
Week 7: Historical Materialism
Wednesday, March 21 Paul, Darel. 2005. “The Local Politics of ‘Going Global’: Making and Unmaking Minneapolis-St Paul as a World City.” Urban Studies 42(12):2103-2122. Sinclair, Timothy. 2005. “A Private Authority Perspective on Global Governance.”Ba and Hoffman, pp 178-189. Paul, Darel. 2005. “World Cities as Hegemonic Projects: The Politics of Global Imagineering in Montreal.” Political...
Week 6: International Norms and Domestic Change
Wednesday, March 14 Finnemore, Martha and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. “International Norm Dynamics and Political Change.” International Organization 52(4):887-917. Risse, Thomas. 1999 “International Norms and Domestic Change: Arguing and Communicative Behavior in the Human Rights Arena.” Politics & Society 27(4):529-559. Towns, Ann E. 2010. Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in...
2012 ISA-NE Call for Papers Posted
The 2012 ISA-NE Call for Papers is now available. Our conference, “Global Governance and Interdisciplinarity in IR,” will be held 2-3 November 2012 at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
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According to Hegel, history is idea-driven. According to almost everyone else, this is foolish. What can “idea driven” even mean when measured against the passion and anguish of a place like Libya? But Hegel had his reasons. Ideas for him are public, rather than in our heads, and serve to coordinate behavior. They are, in short, pragmatically meaningful words. To say that history is “idea...
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Week 5: World Culture
Wednesday, March 7 Meyer, John W et al. 1997. “World Society and the Nation-State” The American Journal of Sociology 103(1):144-181. Frank, David John and John W Meyer. 2002 “The Profusion of Individual Roles and Identities in the Postwar Period” Sociological Theory 20(1):86-105. Frank, David John and Elizabeth McEneaney 1999. “The Individualization of Society and the Liberalization of State...
What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? (Monty Python’s Life of Brian) Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? Attendee: Brought peace? Reg: Oh, peace - shut up! Reg: There is not one of us who would not gladly suffer death to rid this...
The Judean People’s Front (Monty Python’s Life of Brian) REG: Listen. If you wanted to join the P.F.J., you’d have to really hate the Romans. BRIAN: I do! REG: Oh, yeah? How much? BRIAN: A lot! REG: Right. You’re in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Romans are the f*cking Judean People’s Front.
Week 4: GG as Pluralism and Multilevel Governance
Wednesday, February 29 Betsill, Michele and Harriet Bulkeley. 2006. “Cities and the Multilevel Governance of Global Climate Change.” Global Governance 12: pp 151-159. Forman, Shepard and Derk Segaar 2006. “New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism.” Global Governance 12, pp 205-225. Schultz, Kenneth A. 2003. “Tying Hands and Washing Hands: the U.S. Congress...
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Week 3: Regimes, Institutions and Contractual GG
Unit II. Liberal Approaches to GG Wednesday, February 22 Keohane, Robert. 1982. “The Demand for International Regimes.” International Organization 36(2): 325-355. Koremenos, Barbara, Charles Lipson and Duncan Snidal. 2001. “The Rational Design of International Institutions.” International Organization 55(4):761-799. Young, Oran. 2005. “Regime Theory and the Quest for Global Governance.” In Ba...
Week 2: State Power and GG
Wednesday, February 15 • Gilpin, Robert. 2002. Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Resources: John Mearsheimer & Conversations with History: Through a Realist Lens Jervis, Robert. (1978). “Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma.” World Politics, 30:2, 167-214 Mearsheimer, John J. (1994). “The False...
Week 1: Structures and Power
Unit I. Introduction and Realist Approaches to GG Wednesday, February 8 • Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall (2005). “Power in International Politics.” International Organization, 59(1): 39-75. • Sterling-Folker, Jennifer. (2005) “Realist Global Governance” in Contending Perspectives on Global Governance, pp 17-38. Recommended: Gilpin, Robert. (2002) “A Realist Perspective on International...